NIabi Zoo's popular fundraising celebration is back and you're invited for a memorable outback adventure. Join your friends in the giant tent for dinner, an open bar and captivating live and silent auctions. Click here to reserve your table or purchase individual tickets for $150.

Take a sneak peek at the silent auction items by clicking here. Attendees can bid on exciting vacation and getaway packages, autographed celebrity memorabilia, sports tickets, parties at the zoo and jewelry. There's something in every price range including artwork created by Niabi's elephants and rubbings and footprints created by the zoo's other animals. Silent auction bidding will be done with your cell phone so you can socialize while receiving texts about your bids.

Not able to attend? You can still buy a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2011 

Honda Fit Sport from Zimmerman Honda. The winner will be drawn at Zoofari, need not be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold for this raffle item. Click here to purchase your raffle ticket.

 

Necker's Jewelers is holding a diamond draw at Zoofari where 50 glasses of the boomerang signature drink will be sold and one winner will receive a $1,500 diamond. Non-winners receive a $50 gift certificate to Necker's and 100% of the diamond draw proceeds go to Niabi Zoo.

 

Zip around town for two years in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4. Key Auto Mall provided a two year lease for this fun vehicle which will go to the highest bidder at Zoofari.

 

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the Zoofari fun! RSVP online today before the event sells out! Click here for tickets.

ZOOFARI TICKETS NOW ON SALE

 

Get your tickets today for Zoofari on Saturday night, October 12. The Australian-themed menu from Johnny's Italian Steakhouse has been set and outback decor is being built to transform the tent into an Australian paradise. Tickets are $150 for this fundraising gala that includes dinner and open bar. Look for the VIP seating option when you buy tickets.

 

SATURDAY, OCT 26
SUNDAY, OCT 27

Boo at the Zoo is two days of family fun with trick-or-treating in the daytime. See Niabi's scary black cat, the jaguar, and get spooked by snakes in the Reptile House. Regular admission rates apply and members always get in free. Children and adults are encouraged to wear costumes and celebrate at Niabi's biggest event of the year. Watch for details about the zoo's pumpkin carving contest.

 

SUNDAY, OCT 20 -1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

 

Calling all teachers! To show our appreciation to the teachers of the Quad Cities, Niabi Zoo is offering FREE admission to teachers and reduced admission to their guests on Educators Day. Enjoy free gifts, fun opportunities and gather information about incorporating Niabi Zoo into your class curricula. This will be a prime week for fall leaves at the zoo!

 

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GANZ 2013 ROAD TRIP

 

Calling all Webkinz fans! The team from Ganz will be at the zoo August 9, noon-3 and they're bringing games, prizes and fun. Get a Webkinz Code Card for a mystery virtual prize for your Webkinz pet.

GANZ ROAD TRIP

 

                                             YOGA AT THE ZOO AUGUST 11

 

Bring your yoga mat to the zoo at 4 pm and be part of a huge yoga class on Niabi's Festival Lawn.

Instructors from One Tree Hot Yoga, Indigo, Tapas Yoga Shala and Davenport School of Yoga will attend. FREE with your yoga mat!

 

PINTS FOR PRESERVATION

 

 Get your tickets now for this Friday night beer tasting event held outdoors at Niabi Zoo. Buy a 6-pack of tickets and invite your friends, August 23. Tickets for members are $30 or $160 for a 6-pack. Ask about sponsor tickets.

OPEN DAILY 9:30-5:00

The weather will be perfect this week for a visit to the zoo. Hop aboard the train, take a spin on the carrousel and feed the animals while you're at the zoo. Be sure to catch our free Keeper Chats at 11:00 and 2:00 each day.

MEMBER RENEWAL

FAMILY NIGHT
AUGUST 1

 

Bring the kids to Niabi on Thursday night and explore the zoo while the sun sets. Advance RSVP required by July 26 for this members only FREE event. Not a member? Sign up today to take advantage of this great membership perk!

 

FAMILY NIGHT

AUGUST 1
FAMILY NIGHT
AUGUST 1

Niabi Zoo Uproar

THIS SATURDAY 10 - 3

Go wild this weekend during a special event that inlcudes games, face painting a bounce house and activities for all ages. Regular admission fees apply and members always get in FREE! Thank you to Kids' Wild Fest sponsor, WQAD News 8.

 

MEMBERS ONLY FAMILY NIGHT

Come to the zoo after hours on Thursday, August 1 and see the animals while the sun goes down. Many animals are active in the evening and crowds will be smaller at this members only event. It's a great family night for working parents or grandparents!

 

PINTS IS FRIDAY AUGUST 23

It's a night for adults only at Niabi Zoo! This annual beer tasting event sold out with 800 people last year. Not into beer? Some stations have wine and liquor to sample. Tickets are $30 members or $35 non-members and will go on sale in July.

 

Niabi Zoo Uproar

KEEPER CHATS

DAILY @ 11 & 2

Wonder what your favorite animal eats or how the zookeepers help the animals exercise? All of your questions can be answered during Keeper Chats. The schedule is posted at the ticket gate kiosks and Discovery Center. Keeper Chats are free!

GIRAFFE ENCOUNTERS

 

Hand-feed a member of Niabi Zoo's giraffe herd and take a picture or two with these amazing animals.

Tickets are $4 and are available at the ticket gate kiosks or near the giraffe exhibit. Giraffe Encounters are offered daily at 11:00 and 2:00.

 

GOLFERS WANTED MAY 31

 

Skip work on Friday and join us at the zoo's annual golf outing at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Great prizes, free on course beverages, BBQ dinner and a chance to play a private course are all yours for $150 per golfer. Open to teams of two or four.

NOW HIRING

Applications for seasonal employment are being accepted. Friendly and responsible employees may work in the Gift Shop, admission gate, carrousel, petting zoo, Lorikeet Landing or do maintenance. Some nights and weekends may be required.

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WINTER CARE

It's cold this week, but the animals at Niabi are warm and dry. Most animals that stay outdoors through the winter have an enclosed area where they can go to avoid snow and wind. The snow leopard loves the cold and he even wraps his tail around his body for more warmth.

Some animals, including the rainbow lorikeets that are native to Australia, take a winter vacation indoors and return outdoors around Memorial Day.

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JUNIOR KEEPERS

Calling all future zoologists and zoo pros ages 14-17! Complete your application to the Junior Zookeeper program. The JZK program provides an exciting opportunity to volunteer at the zoo with professional educators and animal handlers. Learn about zoos and animals, conservation and what it takes to succeed in a zoo career. Download an application below, email sfreedman@niabizoo.com [mailto:sfreedman@niabizoo.com]
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HEALTHY EATING AT THE ZOO

Our animals eat a healthy and well-balanced diet, even though they don't worry about keeping resolutions to loose weight.

Our two Asian elephants share about 25 pounds of produce a day, including bananas, apples, celery, potatoes and carrots. They also eat grains and hay to get fiber in their diets. Can you believe the elephants eat five bales of hay each day!

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Looks like someone met some new friends at the "Take Flight to Niabi Zoo" exhibit at the Quad City International Airport. We hope you enjoy the photo.

Looking for a place to spend some quality time with your family? Come to Niabi Zoo, conveniently located just 8 minutes from the Quad City International Airport. Niabi Zoo is the largest zoo between Chicago and Omaha, Nebraska. It is also home to over 900 animals representing more than 160 species. Take a train trip around the zoo, hop on the carrousel, have a birthday party at the Safari Grill, take a pony ride, and much more all in one place.

We can't wait to see you!

For more information go to www.niabizoo.com or call (309) 799-3482. The Zoo is located at: 12908 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley, IL 61240.

Funding for the "Take Flight to Niabi Zoo" exhibit provided by the Rock Island County Board.

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